Shares the gory details with the world
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who can be seen in theaters right now in the fantastic Christopher Nolan film Inception, was injured over the weekend while he was filming a new movie in NYC. JGL accidentally went thru the back window of a taxi cab on the set of his new film Premium Rush and ended up getting gashed pretty bad. Here is a picture of the taxi cab window he went thru that JGL posted on his official website:
My first real wreck today. Busted through the rear window of a cab. Luckily got my elbows up. Coulda been way worse. No, but it was my fault, I was going too fast. The director, Dave Koepp, was extremely concerned for my well-being, but I made him RECord the wound. Anyway, Premium Rush is gonna be awesome. Gratuitous ER footage to follow, stay tuned…
Ugh … I’m guessing JGL‘s injuries look worse than they really are … cuz his arm looks really bloody and really gross. If you think you’ve got the stomach for it, you can check out a couple photos of JGL proudly showing off his bloody arm — after the jump … More »
Birthday lurve goes out to Lindsay Lohan who is celebrating her 24th birthday today (Whew! she made it thru another year) … but it turns out that L. Lo‘s bday celebration didn’t get started quite as happily as she prolly would’ve liked. Lindsay and friends made their way to Voyeur nightclub in West Hollywood, CA last night to celebrate her birthday and she posted a tweet on her official Twitter account that she got punched by a waitress while she celebrated last night:
A waitress just hit me – punched me for no reason
HMMM … that’s no way to celebrate one’s birthday. Despite the alleged assault, Lindsay remained at the club undaunted and celebrated her birthday well past midnight and rolled out with her crew at 2AM. TMZ is reporting that Lindsay is not really happy this birthday because not only is she broke and can’t afford a major fete but she is also really tired of wearing her court-ordered SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet. If she remains a good girl and the judge overseeing her case is in a good mood, she may get the SCRAM removed very soon … but, sadly, not in time for her to have a truly Happy Birthday. Ah well … I think we can still send L. Lo our Birthday Lurve … after all, she made it to another year alive! That’s reason enough to celebrate!
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For the second time in 4 months!
Remember back in February of this year when we heard that one of Charlie Sheen‘s cars had been stolen from his home and then was found at the bottom of a ravine in the Hollywood Hills here in SoCal? Yeah, well, it happened again … no lie. A second car belonging to Charlie Sheen was stolen last night and was, again, driven off a cliff in the Hollywood Hills here in SoCal:
For the second time in recent months, a luxury vehicle belonging to “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen has been found over the side of a cliff near the actor’s Sherman Oaks home, police have confirmed to KTLA. A security guard spotted the Mercedes-Benz in a ditch along the 13,300 block of Mulholland Drive just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The vehicle was about 100 feet over the side. Fire crews responded and determined the vehicle had been abandoned. The engine was running and the keys were inside the ignition. Officials ran the plates and the vehicle came back registered to Charlie Sheen, police told KTLA. LAPD officials contacted the actor at his home and he didn’t even know the car had been missing. It’s being assumed the car was stolen, police told KTLA. The incident is under investigation. The scene was almost identical to one that played out a few months back involving another one of Sheen’s luxury vehicles. In February, a different Mercedes-Benz belonging to Sheen was found upside-down at the bottom of a ditch in the same area. The actor had reported the car stolen from his nearby gated community. Sheen reportedly parked the car inside an open garage at his Sherman Oaks home with the keys still inside the ignition. Sheen apparently told authorities he felt safe leaving the car that way because he lives in a gated community. It was not clear whether the actor was targeted in the theft. Investigators said nothing else was burglarized from Sheen’s home.
Ya know, gated community or not … I’m gonna guess that the likelihood of one’s car being stolen and driven off a cliff, into a ravine will go down exponentially if Sheen starts NOT leaving the keys to his unlocked car in the ignition … just a wild guess. I mean … I know that my cars don’t get stolen and driven off cliffs on a regular basis most likely because I don’t leave my keys in the ignition of my unlocked cars but … you know, just WILDLY guessing here. To be honest, I thought the car in the ravine thing was a bit silly the first time around … this time it sounds downright dumb. Lock your cars, Charlie. Seriously.
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"I'm raring to go"
In early March we learned the shocking news that actor Andy Whitfield, star of the Starz dramatic series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and would immediately undergo cancer treatment. I am very happy to update his condition today by passing along the happy news that not only is Whitfiled cancer-free but he is ready and rearin’ to go back to work on Spartacus! Deadline Hollywood has all the deets:
Spartacus star Andy Whitfield has been given a clean bill of health and is already training for his return to the set of the Starz drama series. “I’m raring to go,” Whitfiled said in a phone interview from New Zealand. Fans will be able to meet the actor at next month’s Comic Con where Whitfield will make an appearance along with other actors and producers from Starz’s breakout series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Welsh-born Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early March during a routine checkup just as the show was about to start shooting Season 2. He began treatment immediately while production was put on hold. About five weeks ago, tests revealed that Whitfield was clear of cancer and three weeks ago, he completed his treatment. Whitfield, who thanked Starz executives for sticking with him and supporting him through his ordeal, has already started his own training for what is a very physically demanding role and will start vigorous boot camp training at the end of July. While Whitfield was undergoing treatment, Starz announced a six-episode Spartacus prequel focused on two other characters from the series, played by Lucy Lawless and John Hannah. Whitfield will appear in two of the episodes and is expected to get in front of the camera sometime in October, giving him plenty of time to get in shape. (He notes that for the first season, he only had a month to prepare.) Upon wrapping the prequel, the cast and crew are expected to segue directly into filming Season 2 of the original series. Whitfield shaved his head after starting to lose his hear during chemo but it is already growing back and he will have his trademark Spartacus hairdo shortly. For 35-year-old Whitfield, the news of his cancer diagnosis came out of the blue just as the first season of Spartacus was breaking ratings records for Starz week after week and production on Season 2 was about to begin. “After the initial shock – I was a healthy young man and had no idea that this could happen — it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note and we could’ve been rolling into season 2.” But after that initial shock came “time to heal, figure things out and spend time with my family,” he said. And the experience has thought him some important lessons, like: “Stay in the now and enjoy every moment.”
Awww … this is amazing news. I cannot, for the life of me, imagine what it must be like to be told that you have cancer in your body but it sounds very much like Whitfield decided to battle the disease head-on in order to get it OUT of his system. You may note that Whitfield‘s cancer battle sounds very similar to that of Dexter star Michael C. Hall. He, too, was diagnosed with the disease and immediately went into treatment and is now also cancer-free and is already back to work. I am just so happy and pleased to know that both men are doing well. Here’s hoping they both remain happy, healthy and totally cancer-free! Isn’t this the best news ever?
Is legally allowed to take pain medication
Geeze, some people will do anything to get access to pain medication when they are legally restricted from taking any sort of prescription medication due to a court-ordered probation order that requires random drug testing. Lindsay Lohan, who last week was legally barred from ingesting any alcohol or medication until her next court hearing in July, underwent dental surgery here in SoCal yesterday to have her wisdom teeth extracted. According to TMZ, she has been given the OK to take pain medication as a result of her dental surgery … which strikes me as a pretty ingeniously suspicious way to get access to meds when one is not really allowed to:
It might seem like bad timing — that Lindsay Lohan was ordered last week to submit to random drug testing, just days before she had her wisdom teeth pulled … but we’ve learned Lindsay got a pass from probation. Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, tells TMZ, “We advised the Probation Department of the dental appointment, which was made well in advance of last week’s court hearing.” Chapman says she assured the probation officer she would provide “documentation about any medications that Lindsay would be taking, which would be administered or prescribed as part of the procedure.” So whatever sedative Lindsay got in the oral surgeon’s office, and whatever she’s taking for the pain … won’t count on the drug test.
I mean … maybe I’m just being overly suspicious but … this just sounds way too convenient. I’m not saying that Lindsay Lohan would actually decide to get her wisdom teeth pulled just to get her hands on pain meds but … the timing … the timing seems really suspicious. In any event, Lindsay Lohan is now wisdom toothless and free to get hopped up on pain meds … it sounds like a win/win for her, yes?
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Sad news to pass along today, y’all … actor Gary Coleman, who starred in the 80′s sitcom Diff’rent Strokes but very likely is more well known these days for all of his sad legal woes, suffered a fall this week in his Utah home that injured him so severely that he had to be immediately hospitalized. As doctors monitored his condition, Coleman began to slip in and out of consciousness … and then things go worse. According to reports this morning, Gary Coleman has been admitted to the intensive care unit and is on life support!
Gary Coleman desperately needs your “thoughts and prayers.” The former Diff’rent Strokes star, hospitalized after a fall earlier this week, is now on life support with a brain hemorrhage, according to his manager. Coleman, 42, suffered the injury in his Utah home on Wednesday and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, manager John Alcantar said in a statement Friday. Coleman was then transferred to the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for further tests and treatment. And there, things took a bad turn. “As of mid-morning on May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid,” said Alcantar. “By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened. “We are saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support.” In a sad coda to his statement, Alcantar says that despite Coleman’s recent history of health problems and personal issues, “he always has had fond memories of being an entertainer and appreciates his fans for all their support over the years. “At this critical moment, we can only ask for your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery.”
This is just heartbreaking news. Gary Coleman‘s life has been rife with tragedy after tragedy in recent years and this fall just seems the cruelest tragedy of all. Thru all of his legal woes, I’ve felt so much sympathy for the actor who brought so much laughter and entertainment in his youth. It seems like the guy just cannot catch a break … at least not up until now :( After the jump, check out video from ABC News that shows just how serious Coleman‘s condition is right now … More »
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The rocker's health woes continue :(
As if Poison frontman Bret Michaels hasn’t been suffering enough in recent weeks do to his brain hemorrhage, news late yesterday was that he had to be hospitalized again after suffering a “warning stroke”. Bret, who has been recovering from his near-deadly hemorrhage in just the past couple of weeks, complained of numbness on the left side of his body and had to be rushed to the emergency room where it was discovered that he has a hole in his heart! Thankfully, the prognosis for recovery is good but … damn, how much of this can one person take?
Bret Michaels suffered a serious setback in his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, experiencing a small “warning stroke” that sent him to the hospital, where tests then revealed he also has a hole in his heart. Both conditions are treatable and are not believed to be connected to his subarachnoid hemorrhage. But his doctor questioned whether Michaels can return as hoped to the May 23 finale of Celebrity Apprentice or to a concert on May 28. “Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100 percent recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have,” neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Zabramski says on Michaels’s Web site. “However, Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet, especially with the hole found in his heart.” Michaels’s rep, Jann Elias, says the 47-year-old rocker is “in good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be okay.” As for his condition Elias says, “He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again.” According to his doctor, Michaels was readmitted to the hospital this week after experiencing numbness on the left side of his body, particularly to his face and hands. He was diagnosed with suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA, described as a mini-stroke or warning stroke that causes stroke-like syptoms but doesn’t cause lasting neurological damage. MRI and CT scans then discovered that Michaels had a hole in his heart. “There is no doubt that [this] is devastating news to Bret and his family,” says Zabramski. “The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the Transient Ischemic Attack.”
This is BEYOND insane. Again, I think it’s a good idea that we all send our healing vibes and best wishes to Bret Michaels right now. What is just so unsettling to me is that this new ailment seems to be completely unrelated from his brain hemorrhage. It’s horrible enough that his brain was bleeding but now he has to deal with a heart malfunction? I think it would be best for Bret to just stay home, recuperate and rest. I would hate for him to push himself to make TV appearances at the risk of his health. Get well soon, Bret! We are all pulling for your full recovery. Ugh, so scary :(
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And it's on her lip
Courtney Love, who last weekend posted a series of frantic and loopy tweets on her official Twitter profile in a sad attempt to reach out to her estranged daughter Frances Bean Cobain, was spotted on the streets of NYC this week lookin’ like she’s got a big ol’ secret that she was trying to keep hidden:
Eep!! Considering what she’s got going on on her face (hiding underneath her hand), I can’t say that I blame her for wanting to keep it as underwraps as possible. But, unfortch, C. Love was unable to totally hide her face from the very industrious photogs. Wanna see what she was trying hide, check it out after the jump (but I warn you, it’s not pretty) … More »
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"I'm lucky to be alive"
Yesterday we learned that amazingly good news that Poison frontman and reality TV star Bret Michaels has been released from the hospital just days after he was near death in ICU with a brain hemorrhage. Today, we learn that Bret is recovering well from his affliction and is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of People magazine. Here is his coverphoto and some excepts from his coverstory interview:
Bret Michaels may have just spent 10 days in the ICU, but the rock star isn’t complaining. Instead, he says he’s feeling “lucky to be alive.” In the new issue of PEOPLE, Michaels, 47, who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem) on April 21, speaks for the first time about his ordeal, including a dramatic moment when he first arrived at the hospital. In the emergency room, the rocker – dad to Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5 – recalls being asked by a doctor if he had kids, and the doctor telling him to have them brought to the hospital. “And I said in these exact words, ‘Am I dying? If I’m dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don’t want them to see me in this condition.’ ” Michaels is currently at a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy, and is expected to make a full recovery – something his doctor says only occurs in 10 to 20 percent of all cases.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m of the mind that Bret‘s recovery is nothing short of a miracle. I am a firm believer in positive thinking and I contend that all the well wishes, good thoughts and healing prayers sent out to Bret while he was suffering in the hospital had something to do with his recovery. I cannot, for the life of me, imagine what it must be like to prepare for death as Bret surely did when he was at his worst but I am so thankful that he is well and on the road to recovery. He has a new lease on life, I hope he is able to enjoy it for many, many years to come. This issue of People is a must own for me, I’m really anxious to hear from him how well he’s doing.
"I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100% recovery."
Last week we learned the very scary news that Bret Michaels was hospitalized in ICU after he suffered a deadly brain hemorrhage after he was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. In the days that followed, things were pretty touch and go as he remained in critical condition but today I am THRILLED to pass along the amazingly good news that Bret has recovered enough to be released from the hospital! It is expected that he will recover 100% and, for now, he is recovering in his own bed, in his own home:
Poison star Bret Michaels has been discharged from the Arizona hospital where he was hospitalized after suffering a brain haemorrhage last month. The rocker, 47, was admitted to the intensive care unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix after suffering bleeding on the brain. Doctors later discovered Michaels suffered a life-threatening side-effect of the condition called hyponatremia – a lack of sodium in the body that can lead to seizures. Dr. Joseph Zabramski held a press conference on Tuesday, May 4 to address Michael’s condition, revealing he is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. He added: “He’s improving and I expect him to continue to improve. I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 per cent recovery. He’s just one of those lucky people – 10 to 20 per cent – who make a complete recovery and can resume all of their normal activities.” Zabramski did not release details of when Michaels left the hospital due to federal privacy laws.
This, my friends, is what you can call a miracle. I think pretty much everyone, save for the die-hard hopeful and extremely positive, had resigned themselves to the thought that Bret Michaels might die from his injury. This man truly lives a charmed life and I am just so happy that he is doing so well. I’m sure he still has much healing ahead of him but if this ain’t the best news ever, I don’t know what is. Keep gettin’ better, Bret! We are all pulling for you!!
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